Formed: 2009 Established: 2010
This page last updated:7/21/2011
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We're called "Sabbath House" we believe that Sabbath is not rest from activity... it's rest from COnflict - which means we're all about conflict resolution, whether that is conflict with each other, with ourselves, with our God, with other races, genders, social status', etc ... we strive to face the conflict in order to have Sabbath.
We are just starting out - about 2 years into living communally. We had a rough start - 3/6 founding members moving on, but we learned very valuable lessons from this. We are a christian community intent on living in 'abandoned places' (i.e. communities where most ppl in our city are trying to AVOID...) we befriend our ACTUAL neighbours and practice 'radical hospitality' - i.e inviting those who are usually turned away to live with us. We're currently blessed to live with a mom and her 6 yr old son who are currently refugees. WE like to think of ourselves as being intentionally and radically anti-consumerism, striving to live simply and buy second-hand only (or meet the person who actually made the product and thank them to their face). We believe in radical stewardship of the earth, relationship based social activism (as in loving the poor, instead of buying distance from them), JUSTICE (i.e. we're pacifist, anti-consumerism),...email us or come visit us and we'll tell you anything you'd like to know!
Status: Established but looking to GROW
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
This page last updated:7/21/2011
Visitor Process: If you'd like to visit, we'd love to have you. Just send us an email and we'll respond right away!!
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Because our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
(We are still learning this one... usually we talk, and talk, and email, until we all can see eye-to-eye)
(Not officially... but kind of...?)
Labor and Money
Partial income sharing
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(We got a cleaning list!!)
(If you can put up with us... that's payment enough :D)
(...you're expected to pay rent :D)
Land and Buildings
Land Owned By:
An absentee landlord
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We're trying to do more - our garden is just starting out and we expect to depend on it more and more each season.)
Share Community Meals:
(One night a week it's a firm expectation and we end up unintentionally eating together one or maybe two more times a week.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(We're all about supporting local, organic, fair-trade, free-run, free-range etc. We expect this from all of our members.)
(Since we don't have anyone who has struggled with alcoholism - we drink socially on special occasions, but obviously ...if there was an issue.. we'd accomodate)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(We're a Christian community, each of our members are involved in their local church and we have a weekly prayer night.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
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Current editor(s): Xikayla
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